+2. To cover another point about showing off, OP, remember that showing off doesn't necessarily mean someone's gotta be around to see it. You can simply just be showing off to yourself and riding beyond your current skill level."The body may heal... but the mind is not always so resilient." The psychological factor in something that like can be life altering and it can affect those around you in ways that you may never expect. I don't think most take in to account how something like loosing an arm or leg can really affect their life, to much about just enjoying themselves and trying to show off to bring their little egos up.
True... I'd rather have minimum gear and be bruised and banged up than not have any protection and loose a limb. At least I still have a fighting chance to stay protected with all limbs intact.Hahaha bare minimum better than nothing.:coffee
Pete, how's that s1000rr treating you? Last time we rode the s2s, all I saw was the bike's rear end... hahaha... ridiculously fast bike. When we got to squish, you guys hogged all the closest starbucks parking stalls.... lol